Sean’s Outpost is Under Attack - Bitcoin Magazine

While everyone is panicking about Ghash.io p2pool just mined 2 blocks in an hour. Here 2 ways you can help us get more.

This is pretty rare for p2pool, we've actually gotten 4 blocks in the last 3 days. Usually its several days between blocks: https://blockchain.info/blocks/P2Pool
Want to help P2Pool? There are 2 things that anyone can do:
Donate to P2Pool miners directly using the tool setup by Hunterbunter : http://blisterpool.com/p2pdonate
-OR-
Rent mining power from http://nicehash.com or http://betarigs.com and point it at p2pool.
ch33s3mast3r wrote an excellent guide for how to use either hash renting service:
http://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/27o8yx/guide_how_you_can_help_decentralize_the_network/
The more blocks p2pool mines, the less control ghash has over the network, every little bit helps.
Edit: Wow, great to see this getting some support :-) l it's been a while but since this made it to the front page I might as well add, if anyone is interested in mining on my p2pool node here it is:
http://pdxcypherpunks.airdns.org:2729
I've set the fee to zero for now, if/when i do bring back a fee it will be 0.25% sent directly to a charitable cause such as sean's outpost or wikileaks and not kept by myself.
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/r/Bitcoin's best of 2013 results!

So the results for /Bitcoin's best of 2013 are in.
Best promotion of Bitcoin
First place (19 upvotes, 4 downvotes) - Bitcoin - Magic Internet Money ad by mavensbot (originally posted here).
Second place (13 up, 3 down) - TotalBiscuit's StarCraft 2 tournament and donation drive by ThePiachu
Third place (13 up, 5 down) - Bitcoin QR code poster on College Gameday by daddyfatsax
Best news story
First place (20 up, 5 down) - CSPAN-3 senate hearing on Bitcoin, self-post updated live by hand_jibber
Second place (10 up, 4 down) - Hardleft121's visit to SeansOutpost and Matching donations by hardleft121
Third place (7 up, 3 down) - Man buys $27 of bitcoin, forgets about them, finds they're now worth $886k by empw
Best comment
First place (17 up, 4 down) - Gudeldar gives us a really nice one from /worldnews on the crash. "This would be pretty tragic if you could die from jumping out the window of your mom's basement." - Gudeldar
Second place (11 up, 3 down) - mavensbot comments his idea for an /Bitcoin ad and brings us the famous "Magic Internet Money" ad - mavensbot
Third place (9 up, 4 down) - "To the moon!!! ┗(°0°)┛" - ToTheMoonGuy
Best miscellaneous post
First place (13 up, 5 down) - US Senator asking asking what he should know about Bitcoin before the hearing - JerryMoran
Second place (9 up, 3 down) - Time-traveler from the future (2025) story - Luka_Magnotta
Third place (6 up, 2 down) - Erik Voorhees' incredibly articulate Open Letter to Peter Schiff after appearing on his show - evoorhees
Best overall submission
First place (12 up, 1 down) - A /bitcoin user finds out how long it would take to mine bitcoin by hand. - C121
Second place (8 up, 0 down) - Erik Voorhees' incredibly articulate Open Letter to Peter Schiff after appearing on his show - evoorhees
Third place (6 up, 0 down) - The Bitcoin Hype Cycle - vocatus
Congratulations to the winners and runners up. Winners from each category win the prize of a Reddit Creddit (1 month of gold). On behalf of /Bitcoin mods I would like to thank you all for a year of great posts and comments! :)
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Top 20 tippers/tippees/subreddits of past 1000 verified bitcointips

I ran the numbers again (see previous post) to calculate the top 20 tippers/tippees/subreddits of the last 1000 verified bitcointips.
I might have parsed some duplicate pages so looking to automate my script.
As far as tippers are concerned, there's a surprise #1! Also, tips are still given mostly in /Bitcoin or related subreddits, so stop preaching to the choir and go spread the gospel that is Bitcoin! :)
Top 20 Tippers
sender, amount(BTC) shakethatbass 16.9986 hardleft121 15.22567485 lalicat 3.26283131 bitcoinpartybot 1.74571653 GSpotAssassin 1.4 apetersson 1.3 timrand 1.1198 px403 1.1 strozykowski 1.05 iammagicmike 1.0241715 sfgfd 1.0 evoorhees 1.0 Dabauhs 0.86752841 DontTrackMePlease 0.64456608 _salt 0.5998 mijalis 0.49677099 elux 0.43376421 secret_bitcoin_login 0.42518918 rsmoz 0.41597338 
top 20 tippees
SeansOutpost 32.12167792 btcrobinhood 1.08410451 RME 1.005 Draigen 1.00097628 webqaz 1.0 spencerraps 1.0 boelens 1.0 tobyai 1.0 bigroblee 1.0 alexpeterson91 1.0 lalicat 0.81145521 18zQcTs... 0.68489185 sageinventor 0.49785076 17chk4u 0.37236433 matthew_boyd 0.35617796 hardleft121 0.32946496 administrations 0.3 1KrLosq... 0.26666667 geoffsebesta 0.25252525 
top 20 subreddits
Bitcoin 41.18766525 BitcoinMarkets 4.06239588 worldnews 3.33417829 GirlsGoneBitcoin 2.18274525 AskReddit 2.13507813 BitcoinMining 1.02949307 BitMarket 1.00192812 whatisthisthing 1.0 Jobs4Bitcoins 0.52798487 pics 0.49344702 bestof 0.40806367 IAmA 0.3625663 collapse 0.32712689 CGPGrey 0.32011365 gaming 0.28219443 3FrameMovies 0.23058034 WTF 0.2175562 videos 0.17814975 trees 0.15662697 
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On Moderation, Bitcoin, and Creating Content

Ok, I don't care that much about moderation. To begin with, the moderators get to have the kind of community they want. That's how that works. If they don't want your content, you should take it elsewhere. That said, this community should probably start having a discussion about what they want, and how they want it to look. So, I thought I would give a little bit of advice to the mods, should they choose to accept it, and all of you out in Bitcoinlandia can take it for what it's worth because... well... this is a community of whiney little babies, and I can't imagine how hard it must be to not listen to the constant complaining. I, myself, am regularly moderated, which I usually face by sending a quick message off to a mod or two. Frankly, I don't care that much if I'm moderated, but I do find moderation ironic in a world filled with anarchists.
Now, I'm often called a bully and a troll. They are distinctions I'm fine with. The only thing I really care about is truth, and I hate when people show up here and try to convince the community of things that are untrue.
When I started in Bitcoin I was much younger and much more naive. I remember negotiating to purchase bitcoins with Paypal with people forever ago, or free Bitcoins that were given out of faucets. I remember Bitcoinica and the weird failure. I remember the first edition of Bitcoin Magazine. I remember when [email protected] was asking for money, and I watched as people gave it to him. The forums were abuzz with rumors that he was investing in dark markets, and that's how his returns were so incredible. I didn't know enough then. I remember sitting there watching it and thinking, "how can you know that it's a ponzi" as others accused him loudly of running an obvious scheme. I remember when Matthew N. Wright made a bet with the community of (I believe) 10,000 Bitcoins that it Pirate would pay, and when that time passed, Matthew withdrew his bet, and told everyone he was teaching them a lesson. He was drummed out of the community, gave up his equity in Bitcoin magazine and the other dozen projects he was a part of. I remember when bitinstant came about and saved us all so much time, as we had to go to our local drug store and pick up the weird blue phone. An Indian would pick up and you would feed him a random set of numbers. Then suddenly, a few hours/days/indeterminate amount of time later, money would show up at Mt. Gox. I remember TradeFortress, and the Bruce Wagner ordeal, and dozens and dozens and dozens of other weird scams or things that looked like scams. I remember when mining started and people began bilking investors out of mining contract profits. And I remember getting scammed myself numerous times. And always, scammers feed on one thing: your personal greed. I was taken for many many Bitcoin by TradeFortress when he offered a Bitcoin index fund. I thought I was being reasonable when I put my money into the slow-growth fund. The returns that were promised were far less than all the other scams, what could go wrong? In a world where people were promising to double your money every month, TF promised only that he would double it every year or so. Reasonable, right? When I went to withdraw my funds... they weren't there. I didn't know then what I know now.
I remember sitting in the audience at the first North American Bitcoin conference put on by Pumper Moe Levin. By that time, I'd become fairly sensitive to scammers in the space, though I'm still surprised by their brazenness. I even tweeted about one scam that was pitching shares in an oil drilling company https://twitter.com/junseth/status/427102576824582144. It was there that I saw Neo&Bee stand in front of a packed room and explain their plan to bring freedom and wonder to the people of Greece. I remember feeling uneasy about the polish of the pitch. It looked great, but I didn't understand a goddamn thing they said. I didn't trust my gut. Months later, millions had been stolen, and the CEO was flaunting his newfound wealth on Facebook as he took pictures of himself in nice cars. All of us sat there and watched that happen. And since then, I have heard dozens of others who were in the audience tell me that they also were as uneasy as I was about the Neo&Bee presentation. None of us said anything because we are blinded by our desire for this to work.
After Neo&Bee, I promised myself I would never let something that sat uneasy rest without asking probative questions. I was called a troll for attacking bitcoin-trader.biz when bitcoin moderator u/SeansOutpost took their money as the main sponsor of Coins in the Kingdom. They were an obvious ponzi, and he let them show up to try to bilk the community. That's fine. I'm happy to let Sean profit, in spite of himself. It speaks poorly of his character and makes me know that he will put his own desire for popularity or success or whatever the fuck it is ahead of the wellbeing of those he is hosting. But in lieu of my promise, I camped myself at the Bitcoin-trader.biz table for the remainder of the weekend, and explained to everyone who spoke with the man and woman behind the table (themselves investors in the ponzi) why it was an obvious scam.
"We do arbitrage to make 1% per day," the man behind the table would say. They had a live feed of all the arbitrage that they said they were doing.
There is a simple investment mindtrick called the rule of 72. Basically, if someone is giving you a percentage return, you can figure out how long it will take to double your money. You divide 72 by the percentage, but make sure to keep the units the same. So at 1% per day, they are promising a doubling of your money every 72 days, or 5x per year. So a quick extrapolation would mean that if you put $10 in on day one, 365 days later, you would be able to pull out $320 and 730 days later (2 years) you'd have earned a cool $10k. Three years in, if you invested $10, you'd have earned over $300k. Does that sound reasonable to you? "So what you're telling me is that if I give you $10 today, in 3 years, you'll give me over $300,000?"
"No, that's not what I said," the guy manning the booth told me. "I told you 1% per day."
So I did the math for him, which he scoffed at, but which seemed convincing enough to the people thinking of investing. Those two threatened to sue me and they went back to Canada, where they emailed the head of the Bitcoin-trader.biz group. They pressed him for an audit after my so-called trolling, and then a week and a half later, he disappeared with their money and a few million dollars more. In the aftermath, I had a call with the man behind the booth. He said something like, "I thought that the guy who was standing at our booth all weekend was trolling us, but when the fund closed, I realized he knew something we didn't."
Here's the thing, probative questions are uncomfortable. I have been around these parts pretty long, and I'm incredibly familiar with the technology for a guy who doesn't know a lick about comp-sci. You have seen my memes batted about, and you may have even used them yourself in spite of hating me. You may listen to Bitcoin Uncensored even though you hate the Bitcoin gossip. You might have even accidentally been subject to my ire in a debate you accidentally got into with me. The reality is, I create a huge amount of the content that Bitcoiners consume. Others like u/eragmus, u/btcdrak, and even u/americanpegasus are doing content and curation as well. You can hate our content, you can like our content, but the reality is that these communities are built by maybe 1% of us content creators. I enjoy the childish requests for no moderation, because behind the curtain, most of you will run like a child to any of the many moderators here and tell on people. The Open Bazaar team just did it to me, and I got warning from moderator u/Aussiehash whom I told to fuck off. What everyone really means when they say they don't like censorship, is that they don't like censorship of the content they want to consume. The instant they are offended, they want that content censored. Words like troll are used against people whose content you don't like, hijacking posts is the word used for the person creating the most content in a post. Recently, Andreas Antonopoulos (despite being on the front page lamenting the censorship) blocked me on Twitter because Tatianna Moroz told him I'm a sexist. Again, fine, but ironic considering the claim that one is against censorship carte blanche. Adam Levine censored me while trying to prove that he's completely against censorship.
Me, I don't care about censorship. Community's are built through some kind of pruning. The kind of community I like is one that self-polices and makes prunes itself much like Wikipedia. Those that don't want to be a part of it, don't have to be, and those that want to be a part of it choose themselves to participate. Censorers are always vilified. So I don't do it. I don't do it at all. So the great question is not whether you should censor, but who gets to decide who gets to censor. So here's my proposal. Everyone, stick around bitcoin. It's a great place, and u/theymos has done a pretty darn good job of not fucking shit up. Do I agree with his current moderation decisions? I wouldn't have done what he did. But I don't think this is a moral question. On the other end, I have bitcoinarchy. I have set it up, me and u/brighton36 will be the only moderators. And our only promise is that we won't moderate anything. And we have a history of being completely unrelenting in our unwillingness to censor. So now you can't say dick. You can hate me, you can love me, but if what you are ACTUALLY looking for is a uncensored forum, then join my subreddit. Somehow, I'm willing to bet that most of you are looking for a place that does the kind of censorship you like, and not no censorship.
Does that solve everybody's problem?
u/ThePiachu, u/rbitcoin-bot, u/colsatre, u/StarMaged, u/DotGaming, u/BashCo, u/frankenmint, u/gruez, u/arthurbouquet, u/DigitalGoose, u/MineForeman, u/Camdien
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A few thoughts - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Good evening! A few thoughts for dinner tonight:

The VC bubble and a domino effect of failures

The latest fad in /bitcoin is that the price of bitcoin doesn't matter. One thread was titled "Sean's Outpost can give meals whether bitcoin is worth $35 or $1200!" That's true, but bitcoin is more complicated than that one use case.
I talked about the insane amounts of venture capital being poured into the industry right now a few weeks ago. The price of bitcoin is important for these people because it affects all sorts of businesses. For example, mining businesses can't profit if there is a crash after they design their chips. Exchanges make less money if the price is lower because a lower price can't support high volume. People who build projects on top of the network and who are sitting on donations can fold. Altcoins that are promising can be forked because it is no longer profitable to mine them.
Even at higher prices, there was not enough money to go around to prevent most of the VCs from losing on their investments. The piece of the pie that the VCs can earn shrinks as the price of a bitcoin falls. These people have deep pockets, so most of them can survive a brief downturn, but as the network expands, the lower bound price that would precipitate a complete collapse is rising.
When bitcoins averaged around $50, there weren't lots of employees getting paid in bitcoins and bankers wanting returns on investment. Now that bitcoins tend to average around $600, the size of the economy has increased significantly. Previously, the price of bitcoins could have dropped to $10 and everyone could still have looked forward to a recovery. Now, the minimum price is much higher (I've said $200) where a cascading chain reaction of business failures would take out the whole industry. In the future, that minimum price will likely rise to $1000, and then to $10,000, and so on.
The price falling below $200 or whatever the minimum is doesn't itself signal anything wrong with the promise of bitcoins. Instead, the low price will cause the failure of some critical part of the infrastructure like a major exchange, which could then cause businesses that depend on the exchange to be taken out, and so on. Even if everyone who owns bitcoins believed that the technology would succeed and there were many people spending bitcoins, the businesses would all be forced into bankruptcy simply because other businesses they need to offer their services failed in a chain reaction.
This VC bubble is dangerous and the best thing that could happen right now is for the VCs to stop temporarily with their investments so that this does not happen. Otherwise, the industry will end up in a fragile state where there are startups depending on other startups that have business models depending on a base price.

The "technology adoption curve"

One of the popular graphs making the rounds nowadays is the "technology adoption lifecycle" graph at http://setandbma.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/technology-adoption.png. According to the people who agree with the theory, bitcoin is currently in the bottom of that huge valley in the middle of the chart. One writer suggested that bitcoin was somewhere near the top of the curve still, with a long ways to fall down the valley before the technology ends up as a fraction of what it was thought to become.
While this chart may be relevant to other technologies, it isn't relevant to bitcoins. The most obvious problem with trying to explain bitcoin adoption using this chart is that there have been many bubbles, but the chart only contains one bubble. It would have been possible to pull out this "technology lifecycle" chart after any bubble in the past few years and state that bitcoins were stuck in the "chasm" and will be permanently damaged. For example, someone could have drawn this graph after the period where bitcoins fell from $50 to $2 and stated that the use of the technology will never be valued at more than $20.
Another reason to ignore this chart is that many of the other technologies that are often compared against it didn't follow the chart either. Some people suggest that the Internet followed this chart, because there was a bubble in 2000 that later crashed, and that the high hopes of the Internet transforming daily life never came to be. The way I see it, the Internet has grown far beyond anything imagined in 2000. Whereas pets.com might have failed, Wal-Mart is now losing customers because Internet shopping has become so cheap that it is a bad idea to go to their stores anymore if your goal is to save money. Cell phones have made many people oblivious to the world; I recently compared what it was like to ride the bus when I went to college and what it is now like to ride the same bus system. Now, everyone on the bus is engrossed in their phones and nobody even bothers to look out the windows, and in ten years people will probably be playing video games with their friends in their glasses, oblivious to the world around them.
Bitcoins are also not "just another technology." There are some technologies like bitcoin that can completely change the world. The Internet, television, and radio were a few of them, because the way the world worked was fundamentally changed by these technologies. Most of the other technologies listed on these charts, like facebook, self-driving cars, and virtual reality are not things that fundamentally change the way the world works. The economy ticks on without being changed significantly by facebook, but any company that has no Internet connection is obsolete.

Unbelievable deals on PS4s

Newegg has unbelievable deals on Playstation 4s right now. If you pay with bitcoins, you can buy one for $319.99, almost 30% below market rate. These are brand new and sealed, and it's likely that Sony will not lower prices to this rate for at least a year or 1.5 years. If you want to make quick money, you can buy a PS4 and then undercut sellers on Craigslist to pocket 50 bucks. For some reason, the market of these bitcoin-discounted PS4s and the dollar-denominated PS4s is decoupled and there is significant profit to be made.
I was trying to figure out what the catch is with these consoles yesterday. Newegg must be losing money on these, because they have a limit of 1 per customer. If they were earning money, there would be no reason to have such a limit. If they were simply offering a loss leader to get people to shop at Newegg or to upsell accessories, then they would offer the same price or close to it in dollars.
Therefore, there are three possibilities for this pricing. The first is that Newegg is being killed by so many transaction fees that they can actually afford to discount the PS4s to this insane price rather than give most of their profits to banks. The second is that bitcoins are priced low, and the company is gambling on a 30% loss now to gain more when this panic subsides. The final reason is that they simply want to promote bitcoins as a currency because in the long-run, the money they can save from transaction fees if bitcoin were the world currency far outweighs the losses they are taking on these items now.
I will take a risky position and say that #2 has played a role in this sale. If a company were looking to promote bitcoin adoption, and hold some percentage of assets in bitcoins, then the best time to do it would be when prices are very low. They can sell thousands of these consoles and take $30k in losses, but they end up with 1000 bitcoins in return. In the process, there are a certain number of people who bought accessories that are very profitable, there are new customers who will now return to Newegg in the future, the price of bitcoins is likely to rise eventually, and they have encouraged people who otherwise would never have bought bitcoins to do so, so that the transaction fees they pay in the future are more likely to be lower. Someone in the accounting department was tasked with adding together all these probabilities and came up with how much they can discount the units to make a profit in the long term.

How long a transaction takes

I read an article this morning where someone mentioned that the average time a person needs to wait for a transaction to process is five minutes. The number is derived from the incorrect assumption that blocks occur every ten minutes, so if you picked a random point between these ten minute intervals many times, it would be, on average, five minutes away from the next block.
Some people also state that it takes ten minutes to process a transaction, which, again, is inaccurate. What's alarming is that journalists for big-name newspapers spread false information to the public when they publish articles about the supposed "10-minute confirmation time."
Hashing for the bitcoin network is independent. If people have been hashing for 60 minutes without finding a block, there is no greater chance of finding a block in the next minute than there was 60 minutes ago. Therefore, one cannot say that blocks occur "ten minutes apart," because that isn't always true. Having done lots of work on a block does not mean that the next block is any more likely to be found sooner.
The time until the next block can be calculated using an exponential distribution. If the hashrate has not increased or decreased since the last difficulty change, publishing a transaction right now means you can expect for it to be confirmed in about 6.9 minutes, not 5 or 10 minutes. This calculation does not make intuitive sense, but results from the random nature of independent hashing. This is good news for those who mistakenly believe that it will average 10 minutes for a merchant to receive a transaction.

Other

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Guest on the Bob Rivers Show in Seattle on Monday. Requesting help to represent Bitcoin well. (x-post to /r/Bitcoin)

Hi /Bitcoin and /BitcoinSeattle! I have been invited to the Bob Rivers show on KJR FM 95.7 in Seattle this coming Monday (the 27th) around 8:40 AM. In the spirit of community and open source I’d like to ask you folks how I can best represent Bitcoin on the show.
I called in during a very short 5 minute segment they did yesterday. You can listen to that here if you want. It starts at about 41 minutes and goes to 46 minutes or so (have to let it load first). I emailed them after that show and they invited me. As mentioned in that segment the main host Bob Rivers read Marc Andreessen’s New York Times piece.
I didn’t get clarification but imagine this’ll be a relatively short 10-20 minute segment and I won’t be doing most of the talking: likely just doing Q&A from the show’s hosts. Nonetheless I’d like to be prepared if I get a moment to expound on anything.
I’m working on a short 1 page topic brief that might be reviewed by the staff there due on Sunday. I’ll share that here, too. So: what should we talk about?
A few things I had in mind:
Other things, too! I have a big list of topics but I want to get the most “conversation-worthy”, gaming-changy, paragidm-shifty stuff out, kinda like what Marc Andreessen did in his article.
By request I’ll be “bringing” some Bitcoin to the show, too. I hope to demonstrate a transaction as well. Perhaps sending money to Sean’s Outpost (easy to demonstrate with a big ol’ QR code on the front page).
Thanks everyone! - Jesse
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/r/Bitcoin Moderators Refuse to Provide Definition of Consensus

To /Bitcoin moderators:
What is /Bitcoin's definition of consensus?
I had a discussion today via mod mail with BashCo about a post of mine that was deleted from r slash Bitcoin.
It seems to me that the crux of their censorship argument is restricting promotion of non-consensus software. Yet when asked for a definition of consensus, they refuse to provide it.
Imgur link here, transcribed below:
to /Bitcoin sent 8 hours ago
Please unblock this comment. Thanks guys.
https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/3zwgye/statement_from_bitcoin_core_20160107/cyplk1c
[–]from BashCo[M] via /Bitcoin sent 7 hours ago
Thank you for confirming that you're aware of how mod mail works. It's inappropriate to try and ping the entire mod team from the comments. If you have a question, simply contact mods like you just did.
[–]to BashCo[M] via /Bitcoin sent 7 hours ago
Thank you for the prompt feedback.
So, again:
We also expect that as the Bitcoin ecosystem grows, the number of alternative Bitcoin protocol implementations may increase, and it is inevitable that other software projects may release radically different software proposals for the ecosystem to consider. At the end of the day, the Bitcoin Core development team does not decide the Bitcoin consensus rules. Instead, users participate in Bitcoin by making their own choice of which Bitcoin software to run. 
May we please discuss the specific "Bitcoin software" being referenced?
I believe that transparency and end-user education are vital to the prosperity of Bitcoin.
[–]from BashCo[M] via /Bitcoin sent 7 hours ago
As far as I'm aware, this is still a pro-consensus sub. You're more than welcome to educate users on the importance of strong consensus, and even promote your favorite BIPs, but unless I'm mistaken, promoting non-consensus clients will still need to occur elsewhere.
[–]to BashCo[M] via /Bitcoin sent 7 hours ago
Thank you for the clarification.
What is /Bitcoin's definition of consensus?
[–]from BashCo[M] via /Bitcoin sent 6 hours ago
The OP_CLTV soft fork was a pretty good example of what consensus looks like. Notice that it didn't consume a full year of infighting without resolution. Virtually everyone (miners, devs, users, etc) agreed that it was a pretty great proposal and agreed to make it happen before 0.11.2 was even released.
If there were a block size proposal which had at least the support that OP_CLTV, then we might be approaching the level of consensus necessary to pull off a hard fork. Thankfully we really don't need to worry about it for a while, which gives plenty of time for more refined proposals to emerge.
[–]to BashCo[M] via /Bitcoin sent 6 hours ago
This is a good example, thank you.
But to help avoid future confusion, it would be best for /Bitcoin to provide an explicit definition of consensus.
Is this something /Bitcoin can provide?
[–]from BashCo[M] via /Bitcoin sent 6 hours ago
I think a mod discussion on the matter would be worthwhile. Thanks for your feedback.
More information about the original post is available here.
Paging:
What is /Bitcoin's definition of consensus?
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Subreddit Stats: Bitcoin top posts from 2011-03-22 to 2013-04-10 14:21 PDT

Submissions % Comments %
Total 1000 71886
Unique Redditors 665 10259
Upvotes 195068 83% 417542 79%
Downvotes 39590 17% 110640 21%

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 7641 pts, 60 submissions: waspoza
    1. Bitcoin-Central, first exchange licensed to operate as a bank. This is HUGE (400 pts, 120 comments)
    2. After employees opt to be paid in Bitcoin, the Internet Archive asks for donations in the digital currency (329 pts, 62 comments)
    3. Al Gore at PYMNTS Innovation Project 2013: "I'm a big fan of BitCoin." (306 pts, 194 comments)
    4. Bitcoin ATM Founder: We Already Have Orders From 30+ Countries (303 pts, 59 comments)
    5. Bitcoin rises - Opinion - Al Jazeera English (253 pts, 55 comments)
  2. 4153 pts, 25 submissions: Julian702
    1. Cartoon: Control of Bitcoin (1144 pts, 164 comments)
    2. Reddit Considering Accepting Bitcoin as Payment for Subscriptions (328 pts, 40 comments)
    3. Las Vegas Property Management Company accepts Bitcoin For Payment Of Rent (~100 physical properties) (213 pts, 25 comments)
    4. Bitcoin Store : Removed $1000 limit, Grand Opening : Hundreds of thousands of products available for purchase and they ONLY accept Bitcoin (166 pts, 108 comments)
    5. Roger Ver: A Bitcoin Bad Ass (163 pts, 47 comments)
  3. 2124 pts, 7 submissions: DanielTaylor
    1. For the love of Bitcoin, Stop mining at BTC Guild! - They'll control the network if they reach +50% (998 pts, 340 comments)
    2. PSA to new users due to reddit gold announcement: This is how Bitcoin works [Guide] (285 pts, 137 comments)
    3. Merchants are the real Bitcoin "stars" an of utmost importance (278 pts, 120 comments)
    4. Now that it's over: The blockchain FORK explained for regular users. ELI5 Style! (215 pts, 95 comments)
    5. Important: Bitcoin users must decide on a new Transaction Fee (141 pts, 200 comments)
  4. 1616 pts, 4 submissions: SeansOutpost
    1. Meanwhile...Bitcoin still feeds people. (1094 pts, 168 comments)
    2. Bitcoin did this. Thank you so much. (279 pts, 55 comments)
    3. A Doctor Visit for 0.36 Bitcoins (151 pts, 84 comments)
    4. Today, Bitcoin FED 43 Homeless People (92 pts, 13 comments)
  5. 1543 pts, 1 submissions: rbitcoin-bot
    1. I'm /Bitcoin's new AutoModerator bot (1543 pts, 123 comments)
  6. 1533 pts, 1 submissions: tuzki
    1. My wife said this to me today (1533 pts, 318 comments)
  7. 1403 pts, 9 submissions: DTanner
    1. Bitcoin just broke the all-time high of 31.9099 (384 pts, 109 comments)
    2. "[Bitcoin] is an online form of money laundering used to disguise the source of money" -US Senator Charles Schumer. Shit just got real. (215 pts, 150 comments)
    3. The Economist covers Bitcoin: "Bits and bob" (205 pts, 49 comments)
    4. WikiLeaks endorses Bitcoin! (And Namecoin) (126 pts, 43 comments)
    5. Jeff Garzik (Bitcoin developer) responds to Adam Coen's "No. Bitcoin is a ludicrously bad idea. It is a scam. A Scam." (114 pts, 52 comments)
  8. 1271 pts, 5 submissions: m1nute
    1. ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS! (1/4/13 @ 1506 GMT) (844 pts, 437 comments)
    2. IT'S OVER $90.00! (128 pts, 243 comments)
    3. The Mt.Gox Verification Queue: 14,180 Users! (107 pts, 98 comments)
    4. DEFCAD.com Bitcoin Fundraiser (102 pts, 92 comments)
    5. Once @ $100 - Let's do a Press Release (90 pts, 74 comments)
  9. 1258 pts, 2 submissions: pierenjan
    1. OkCupid, one of the biggest dating sites just (manually) accepted Bitcoin! (796 pts, 141 comments)
    2. Important deadline: You must upgrade to 0.8.1 before 15 May 2013. (462 pts, 127 comments)
  10. 1235 pts, 9 submissions: ThePiachu
    1. A public service announcement to all newcomers about the changes in price of Bitcoin (299 pts, 126 comments)
    2. Valve wants to develop "a single currency across formats and countries" - potential space for Bitcoin? (160 pts, 166 comments)
    3. Indie dev hit hard by stolen credit card chargebacks through Humble Bundle Store. You think we should tell HB / Unknown Worlds that Bitcoin offers no chargebacks? (160 pts, 63 comments)
    4. You know who should start taking Bitcoin donations? TrueCrypt. Lets suggest it to them! (129 pts, 40 comments)
    5. This saddens me - I am running a free TestNet faucet that gives out coins to anyone and someone drains it and tries selling them for 0.1mBTC a piece (113 pts, 62 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. Anenome5 (2231 pts, 553 comments)
  2. Julian702 (2229 pts, 441 comments)
  3. bitcointip (2205 pts, 756 comments)
  4. ferroh (1777 pts, 381 comments)
  5. GSpotAssassin (1529 pts, 228 comments)
  6. throwaway-o (1497 pts, 428 comments)
  7. hardleft121 (1470 pts, 210 comments)
  8. TerinHD (1426 pts, 4 comments)
  9. Amanojack (1360 pts, 239 comments)
  10. anon_bitcoin_gambler (1283 pts, 52 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. I'm /Bitcoin's new AutoModerator bot by rbitcoin-bot (1543 pts, 123 comments)
  2. My wife said this to me today by tuzki (1533 pts, 318 comments)
  3. Cartoon: Control of Bitcoin by Julian702 (1144 pts, 164 comments)
  4. Meanwhile...Bitcoin still feeds people. by SeansOutpost (1094 pts, 168 comments)
  5. For the love of Bitcoin, Stop mining at BTC Guild! - They'll control the network if they reach +50% by DanielTaylor (998 pts, 340 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 1358 pts: TerinHD's comment in I have my entire retirement and savings invested in Bitcoin. I will track its progress here over time.
  2. 834 pts: anon_bitcoin_gambler's comment in I have my entire retirement and savings invested in Bitcoin. I will track its progress here over time.
  3. 806 pts: HarshlyThrownAway's comment in I have my entire retirement and savings invested in Bitcoin. I will track its progress here over time.
  4. 495 pts: aSimpleMan's comment in I have my entire retirement and savings invested in Bitcoin. I will track its progress here over time.
  5. 491 pts: phattsao's comment in HOLD SPARTANS!
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submitted by phloating_man to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Thank you Litecoin

Hey guys and gals,
I'm Jason from Sean's Outpost and the Bitcoin Homeless Outreach Center .
I just wanted to say thank you to the Litecoin community. We just had a very generous donation of Litecoin that will end up buying several hundred meals for Homeless people here in Pensacola, Fl.
I'm new to Litecoin, for sure. But a few of your ranks have been really cool in talking to me about the community. I'm really impressed. I think I might have even been talked into starting to mine a bit. Feel free to give me noob pointers on getting that set up and optimized.
Anyway, I'm a huge believer in Cryptocurrency. I think it's a world changer. And I can tell you for sure, Litecoin is changing some peoples lives here in Pensacola.
We are working on getting a permanent website up. I will definitely get some litecoin material up on it as well.
From the bottom of my heart. Thank you so much.
Jason
Sean's Outpost(www.SeansOutpost.com)
(www.BITHOC.com)
LaP5cqffRKE3LpPzjrz7STVVgNkdeBFUKC
submitted by SeansOutpost to litecoin [link] [comments]

Guest on the Bob Rivers Show in Seattle on Monday. Requesting help to represent Bitcoin well. (x-post to /r/BitcoinSeattle)

Hi /Bitcoin and /BitcoinSeattle! I have been invited to the Bob Rivers show on KJR FM 95.7 in Seattle this coming Monday (the 27th) around 8:40 AM. In the spirit of community and open source I’d like to ask you folks how I can best represent Bitcoin on the show.
I called in during a very short 5 minute segment they did yesterday. You can listen to that here if you want. It starts at about 41 minutes and goes to 46 minutes or so (have to let it load first). I emailed them after that show and they invited me. As mentioned in that segment the main host Bob Rivers read Marc Andreessen’s New York Times piece.
I didn’t get clarification but imagine this’ll be a relatively short 10-20 minute segment and I won’t be doing most of the talking: likely just doing Q&A from the show’s hosts. Nonetheless I’d like to be prepared if I get a moment to expound on anything.
I’m working on a short 1 page topic brief that might be reviewed by the staff there due on Sunday. I’ll share that here, too. So: what should we talk about?
A few things I had in mind:
Other things, too! I have a big list of topics but I want to get the most “conversation-worthy”, gaming-changy, paragidm-shifty stuff out, kinda like what Marc Andreessen did in his article.
By request I’ll be “bringing” some Bitcoin to the show, too. I hope to demonstrate a transaction as well. Perhaps sending money to Sean’s Outpost (easy to demonstrate with a big ol’ QR code on the front page).
Thanks everyone! - Jesse
submitted by FliedenRailway to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

CoinsForHumanity, New Website to help with Donations for the needy

As a College student studying IT and Business at San Diego State University I found Bitcoin as a fascinating* intersection of my passion for IT and the business world. With successful projects like Sean’s Outpost (http://seansoutpost.com/) and many others, the warmth of the Bitcoin community never ceases to amazing me. In an era rife with never ending financial schemes fueled by greed, Bitcoin sets itself apart with countless stories of generous donations and help for the community. With my limited resources I have a humble mining operation, in reaching ROI I pledge 10% of everything I mine to be converted to USD and donated back to the organizations that help the needy. I am working on the website to help with awareness and give a vehicle for the public to track our donations. The domain that has been registered for this project is CoinsForHumanity.com/org. My brother is going to donate his web design skills. If you would like to start with donations now, I have set up a few wallets in the meantime while we get the website up and running, Others will be added as time goes on. 100% of the proceeds will be converted to USD monthly and donated to the specific charity they belong too. I have also listed an address where you can donate to my cause to help provide with the resources to build a website, pay for fees such as hosting / maintenance and expand exposure of these donation efforts. I couldn’t have made it to where I am today without the help of the community and I feel that pledging my time and know how is the least I can do to give back. Thanks again for teaching me the way of the Bitcoin, lets spread the love. Suggestions Welcome!
World of Children http://www.worldofchildren.org/ 13xpB9JdYWDryyqgYPPfGBb2fDsjuzU35n
Huntington's Disease Society of America http://www.hdsa.org/sd 158MqUc15mpVpwsR13Qmx6RbpEX41ZkNJg
UJF http://www.ujf.org/ 1KRPPngTnS8qNgeQDF9hwxVN8wHqSifqPt
BirthRight http://www.birthrightisrael.com/ 132ZAmD9y6dfPJW9kv1sQeQqupM79TNaHV
CoinsForHumanity.org 1NTTNEa7gRRmKDG7r4vNA4h916Q8fsAsF8
submitted by CoinsForHumanity to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

THANK U! The Bitcoin Road Trip: Pensacola to Chicago - Come say Hi.

TL;DR - If you live between Pensacola, FL and Chicago, IL let's meet up on my roadtrip next week
Next, Tuesday I will be driving from Pensacola, FL to Chicago, IL. An awesome (super awesome) friend of mine who is part of the travelehobo/train rider community, just got struck down with Guillain-Barré syndrome. This disease is just fucking terrible, it is a polyneuropathy that essentially deteriorates your nerves rapidly. This girl went from leaping from boxcar to boxcar daily, to being essentially paralyzed.
Anyway, as you can imagine, being paralyzed and living on the street are not a good combo. Especially if she needs continuous supervision/physical therapy if she ever wants to walk again. But fortunately, we got ahold of her family and they have a room for her and will give her the care she needs.
The only problem is getting her home. Home is Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Now at this point, this post is starting to sound like a PLEASE SEND COINS post, amiright? But it's the opposite. People have ALREADY been so awesome in supporting Sean's Outpost/ that were able to offer to get her home without even batting an eye lash.
Now, the logistics of moving a recently paralyzed person and their dog 855 miles is much more of a problem then I would have expected it to be. It's not like you can just stick her on a bus. So I'm going to be driving her up there.
Bitcoin fueled road trip.
We thought it might be cool to meet up with some Bitcoiners on the road, and say hi. So here is a rough list of the major cities we will pass through...
-Montgomery, AL
-Birmingham, AL
-Nashville, TN
-Louisville, KY
-Indianapolis, IN
-FT. Wayne, IN
-Chicago, IL
Yes. Chicago, is not on the main route. But seriously, if you are going to drive 855 miles...whats another 45 mins.
So come out and say hi. Let's grab a bite, or some coffee. Or just come watch me fill up a gas tank!!!
Once, again...thank you so much guys. Bitcoin is kicking ass in the Florida panhandle. Making a real damn difference. One life at a time.
You rock.
-Jason
submitted by SeansOutpost to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Open Letter to SeansOutpost - here's a simple way to publish your donations :)

In response to the recent news about SeansOutpost, Jason mentioned he was interested in understanding what tools are out there and how he can be more transparent with his Bitcoin donations -
Seansoutpost.com lists public donation address as:1M72Sfpbz1BPpXFHz9m3CdqATR44Jvaydd
The best tool out there to analyze a Bitcoin address and export the transactions for your accounting or posting on your website is Blocktrail.
Block Explorer analysis here of SeansOutpost public donation address:
https://www.blocktrail.com/BTC/address/1M72Sfpbz1BPpXFHz9m3CdqATR44Jvaydd
Interesting Facts:
Address created: Aug 22, 2013 @ 07:14 pm
Status: VERY ACTIVE
Current USD Value: $73.99
Current Balance: 0.19904873 BTC
Received to date: 484.42151605 BTC
Sent: 484.22246732 BTC
Average Transaction: 0.46569422 BTC
Mining Fees paid: 0.02817159 BTC
Most interesting - because Blocktrail has tagged addresses from known Mining pools..
SeansOutpost has received 4.99% of its total BTC donations from Mining.
Check it out at:
https://www.blocktrail.com/BTC/address/1M72Sfpbz1BPpXFHz9m3CdqATR44Jvaydd
Save as a CSV:
https://api.blocktrail.com/v1/BTC/address/1M72Sfpbz1BPpXFHz9m3CdqATR44Jvaydd/transactions.csv?limit=500&api_key=CSV_EXPORT
This address is also tagged on Blockchain.info here:
https://blockchain.info/address/1M72Sfpbz1BPpXFHz9m3CdqATR44Jvaydd
submitted by oraclechain to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

The bitcoin space is like the traditional banking system

Entrepreneurs in bitcoin space are like traditional banks. That is something to chew on... because it's ture! There is a scammer around every corner. When i went to my Bank to get a credit for a flat years ago they tried to sell me some shity building loan stuff accompanied by some insurances. I said ok thanks and went to the next Bank and they tried to sell me the same. At the third bank i asked the guy what kind of credit truly makes sense in my situation. He said a basic annuity credit would fit me best. All of them tried to scam me with that other bullshit, in the end i got a basic annuity credit at my house bank and you know what... they scammed me nevertheless because i now have to pay 10k fees to clear it early.
In bitcoin space it's the same...
Mt GOX (no comment) lost money
NEO & BEE (good intentions, too good to be true) not true in the end... lost money again
Cloud Mining.. all of them are scammers in the end.
Bitcoin Trader... (no comment, lost money)
And now... if Sean's Outpost is not able to disclose its financial data humankind shows again that it is in our very nature to act selfish the moment we gain powewealth.
Please excuse typos because of beer caused by depression.
submitted by shibe05 to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Subreddit Stats: top posts from 2013-05-02 to 2013-06-01 00:16 PDT

Period: 29.56 days
Submissions % Comments %
Total 1000 47511
Rate (per day) 33.84 1522.53
Unique Redditors 658 6162
Upvotes 117878 81% 229648 76%
Downvotes 26426 19% 69920 24%

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 2205 pts, 37 submissions: IWillNotBiteYourDog
    1. Thank You, Bitcoin Community | Electronic Frontier Foundation (245 pts, 33 comments)
    2. How 23-year-old Charlie Shrem became a millionaire through Bitcoin (224 pts, 266 comments)
    3. With $1.5M Led By Winklevoss Capital, BitInstant Aims To Be The Go-To Site To Buy And Sell Bitcoins (140 pts, 49 comments)
    4. Bitcoin now outguns all of Earth's supercomputers (132 pts, 53 comments)
    5. Why I Invested in Bitcoin - the Perfect Schmuck Insurance (128 pts, 53 comments)
    6. Should You Trade Bitcoin? An Expert View (106 pts, 88 comments)
    7. Why PayPal is bullish on Bitcoin (81 pts, 34 comments)
    8. [scam alert] Startup Company Cryoniks Ramping Up Production of its 1000 GH/s Bitmining Solution (76 pts, 11 comments)
    9. Government Will Be As Successful At Regulating Bitcoin As Its Been With File Sharing (73 pts, 38 comments)
    10. $1 billion in bitcoin was traded in April—16 times the previous record (69 pts, 3 comments)
  2. 1867 pts, 20 submissions: waspoza
    1. Coinbase Nabs $5M in Biggest Funding for Bitcoin Startup - WSJ (262 pts, 57 comments)
    2. Why Bitcoin will succeed - MarketWatch (226 pts, 136 comments)
    3. The Most Important Early-Stage Investor Of The Last 10 Years Just Made A Huge Bet On Bitcoin (224 pts, 27 comments)
    4. Why won’t Bitcoin die? (220 pts, 97 comments)
    5. Bitcoin will continue to function beyond the reach of government and law (177 pts, 40 comments)
    6. Peter Thiel & Founders Fund lead $2m funding round in BitPay (141 pts, 13 comments)
    7. Your Bitcoins Are Finally Worth Something | TechCrunch (127 pts, 107 comments)
    8. Bitcoin has a good shot at being the currency of the future (60 pts, 20 comments)
    9. A Hungarian company is about to launch an enterprise-class software product designed to make it easy for businesses to create bitcoin-enabled applications (60 pts, 1 comments)
    10. Bitcoin finding its feet at first Silicon Valley conference (54 pts, 1 comments)
  3. 1484 pts, 9 submissions: elux
    1. Bill Gates: "[Bitcoin] is a techno tour de force." Charlie Munger: "I think it's rat poison." Warren Buffett: "I think either Charlie or Bill is right." (669 pts, 348 comments)
    2. Bitcoin: This article is ranked 35 in traffic on en.wikipedia.org (365 pts, 43 comments)
    3. Three Million Milestone (163 pts, 31 comments)
    4. WSJ: The Weekend Interview With Gavin Andresen - Bitcoin vs. Ben Bernanke (89 pts, 19 comments)
    5. CNET | Winklevoss twins on Bitcoin: "Time to work with the Feds." (78 pts, 103 comments)
    6. LA Times: Bitcoin concept is gaining currency (42 pts, 5 comments)
    7. Avalon ASIC Batch #2 Unboxing (38 pts, 15 comments)
    8. Bitcoin Fund aims to make bitcoin investing easy (22 pts, 4 comments)
    9. BitcoinATM Presentation: The Demo (18 pts, 3 comments)
  4. 1379 pts, 3 submissions: circuitry
    1. ASICMiner USB mining farm (727 pts, 272 comments)
    2. Seems legit. (618 pts, 148 comments)
    3. ASICMiner's "official unofficial" Excel sheet has been updated with an estimated weekly pay-per-share column. It looks good. (34 pts, 24 comments)
  5. 1377 pts, 1 submissions: im14
    1. Thanks for bringing # of votes for Dropbox Bitcoin acceptance from 3,500 to 7,200, Reddit! However, we need at least 16,000 to get to first page! Please vote if you haven't done so yet. Thanks! (1377 pts, 121 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. ferroh (1674 pts, 340 comments)
  2. btchombre (1161 pts, 130 comments)
  3. theymos (1107 pts, 93 comments)
  4. throwaway-o (970 pts, 245 comments)
  5. 7trXMk6Z (921 pts, 256 comments)
  6. bitcointip (883 pts, 361 comments)
  7. TheSelfGoverned (804 pts, 254 comments)
  8. Lentil-Soup (721 pts, 269 comments)
  9. bitfan2013 (669 pts, 132 comments)
  10. ELeeMacFall (643 pts, 220 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Thanks for bringing # of votes for Dropbox Bitcoin acceptance from 3,500 to 7,200, Reddit! However, we need at least 16,000 to get to first page! Please vote if you haven't done so yet. Thanks! by im14 (1377 pts, 121 comments)
  2. Dwolla no longer allowed to do business with MtGox! by Rassah (863 pts, 863 comments)
  3. PayPal shut my account down for giving away free bitcoins with purchases. by NikolaiRimskyK (847 pts, 171 comments)
  4. ASICMiner USB mining farm by circuitry (727 pts, 272 comments)
  5. Update: Over 6000 Fed by SeansOutpost (708 pts, 112 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 221 pts: hollando's comment in Dwolla no longer allowed to do business with MtGox!
  2. 218 pts: vuce's comment in Guys, really... Chill out.
  3. 154 pts: cunnl01's comment in My miner!
  4. 144 pts: gavinandresen's comment in Thank you Gavin!
  5. 144 pts: deleted's comment in Bill Gates: "[Bitcoin] is a techno tour de force." Charlie Munger: "I think it's rat poison." Warren Buffett: "I think either Charlie or Bill is right."
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submitted by subreddit_stats to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

I just want to say "thank you" to Jason King for pulling through for me at Coins in the Kingdom

I was invited to speak at the Coins in the Kingdom conference back in August, and the terms were that I would have my hotel room paid for but I had to pay for travel. Several of the people speaking were friends of mine who I hadn't seen in a while, so I gladly accepted, and bought my plane ticket that night. Less than a week before the conference, speakers were emailed with bad news - some sponsors had backed out of their obligations last minute and so accommodations would be tight. They made a request: "Would it be possible for you to cover the cost of your hotel stay?" Being the scrappy young entrepreneur that I am, four nights at a hotel in downtown Disney was just not in the budget. I emailed back saying that I could not cover that cost on such short notice, but that I would be willing to share a room with someone if it came to that. I didn't hear back.
When I arrived at the hotel, Jason (who was a co-organizer of the conference) was in the lobby, and I explained to him my predicament. Without a moment's hesitation, he offered to cover the room for me with his own credit card. It was the first time we'd "officially" met in person, and I was floored. I wanted to hug the guy, it was such a genuine moment of empathy and kindness unlike anything I've experienced in recent memory, but instead I just stood there, shocked, and could only say "thanks alot."
I want to say "thank you" again here in /bitcoin because it's the least I can do for someone who has done me a big favor in the face of incredible adversity. The conference was organized with accessibility in mind: tickets were only $60, kids 12 and under got in free, and there was a room set up just for kids to play in while the adults listened to the wonderful speakers that were invited. With such a low ticket price, I'm sure a lot of the cost was subsidized by sponsors. The ones that dropped out nearly killed the event, putting everything on thin ice, but Jason and his co-organizers pulled it off anyway and held a conference which was truly one for the history books. To top it all off, we had a great day of fun and magic at Disney World the day after the conference.
Jason, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for your kindness and congratulations on pulling off such a great conference. This story will confirm for many what those who have been in this community for a while already know: you are an amazing individual. Much love, brother.
For those of you who don't know who he is, Jason runs a charity called Sean's Outpost (the history of the name is touching in and of itself), which provides meals and temporary housing for homeless people in Pensacola, FL and is (entirely?) funded by cryptocurrency.
Please consider donating to Sean's Outpost to support their valuable work in the Bitcoin and homeless communities of Pensacola:
1M72Sfpbz1BPpXFHz9m3CdqATR44Jvaydd
And if you attended the conference and thought you got more than your money's worth, please also consider donating a few bits directly to the conference's bitcoin wallet to show appreciation for everyone's hard work pulling this thing off:
1CDDq2HURQy4969sneSdufcsiQo6Szm2BK (Jason, if you see this, please verify that this is the conference bitcoin address since I only received it from you in an email and it isn't published on the web)
One more thanks for Jason + team. Peace, love, and Bitcoin!
submitted by lightcoin to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Subreddit Stats: bitcoin top posts from 2013-08-07 to 2013-09-05 23:34 PDT

Period: 29.42 days
Submissions % Comments %
Total 997 29660
Rate (per day) 33.89 970.21
Unique Redditors 641 4550
Upvotes 79684 80% 156144 76%
Downvotes 19918 20% 47863 24%

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 1514 pts, 27 submissions: IWillNotBiteYourDog
    1. The Federal Government's Reaction To Bitcoin Is An Acknowledgement Of The Dollar's Vulnerability (341 pts, 87 comments)
    2. Crypto-currency for NSA leaker: Snowden fund accepts Bitcoin (200 pts, 28 comments)
    3. Congress starts investigating Bitcoin (146 pts, 116 comments)
    4. Do Bitcoins belong in your retirement portfolio? (88 pts, 68 comments)
    5. Rich-Get-Richer Effect Observed in Bitcoin Digital Currency Network (80 pts, 82 comments)
    6. What's the Deal with Bitcoins Anyway? [Video] (75 pts, 27 comments)
  2. 1217 pts, 17 submissions: waspoza
    1. As the U.S. gets ready to investigate Bitcoin, India says that it won’t regulate the currency (283 pts, 38 comments)
    2. Effortless deposits to Bitstamp from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Uruguay thanks to AstroPay (171 pts, 20 comments)
    3. Bitcoin is legal, let it evolve into its role, researchers urge (163 pts, 2 comments)
    4. Bitcoin Block Time Halved To Five Minutes Amid Exponential Network Growth (141 pts, 77 comments)
    5. Rentalutions enables US residents to pay rent in bitcoins (109 pts, 28 comments)
    6. Digital currency makes a buzz (54 pts, 8 comments)
  3. 1019 pts, 11 submissions: coolcityboy
    1. John McAfee on Bitcoin: "It will be everywhere and the world will have to readjust. World governments will have to readjust." (635 pts, 174 comments)
    2. Forbes: Congress Is Nervous About Bitcoin (84 pts, 13 comments)
    3. Lamassu: "It's begun! Our preliminary run of 15 Bitcoin Machines is underway. Proof is in the pictures." (57 pts, 41 comments)
    4. The Economist: How can you buy illegal drugs online? (46 pts, 19 comments)
    5. Bloomberg: Tradehill Bitcoin Accounts Moving to Credit Union (44 pts, 8 comments)
    6. "Bitcoin is the digital musket for our generation's revolution." --Bitcoin user (43 pts, 25 comments)
  4. 1014 pts, 4 submissions: coastermonger
    1. Just some low key multitasking... (424 pts, 40 comments)
    2. So did we figure out why Ebay (possibly) made this video about bitcoin? (362 pts, 186 comments)
    3. Petition for MtGox to post status on their solvency (207 pts, 83 comments)
    4. Video: Creating a Bounty for Merchants to Accept Bitcoin (21 pts, 6 comments)
  5. 849 pts, 16 submissions: gamerandy
    1. Do We Need a Separation of Bank and State? (319 pts, 125 comments)
    2. Russia Today talks with Trace Mayer and Andreas M. Antonopoulos, then they actually show bitcoin mining in their server room (154 pts, 20 comments)
    3. The Bitcoin Foundation is Electing A New Board Member - Here's The Audio Debate Between 11 of the Candidates. (56 pts, 24 comments)
    4. Interview with American Hacker Jeffrey Paul on Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Security (37 pts, 8 comments)
    5. Decoding Bitcoin... Politico Introduces their Audience to Cryptocurrency! (37 pts, 8 comments)
    6. Expensify's David Barrett and Fmr. Presidential Candidate Howard Dean talk about Bitcoin on CNBC 9.5.2013 (30 pts, 16 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. shakethatbass (1241 pts, 5 comments)
  2. physalisx (1007 pts, 232 comments)
  3. SeansOutpost (982 pts, 122 comments)
  4. xrandr (971 pts, 82 comments)
  5. PotatoBadger (930 pts, 201 comments)
  6. bbbbbubble (893 pts, 190 comments)
  7. bitcointip (877 pts, 225 comments)
  8. zeusa1mighty (875 pts, 263 comments)
  9. TheSelfGoverned (863 pts, 274 comments)
  10. throwaway-o (805 pts, 150 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. "We've won the State's War on Drugs because of Bitcoin" - Dread Pirate Roberts by JakeMcVitie (735 pts, 317 comments)
  2. John McAfee on Bitcoin: "It will be everywhere and the world will have to readjust. World governments will have to readjust." by coolcityboy (635 pts, 174 comments)
  3. Has this been reported yet? Within the past few days Ebay has added Virtual Currency to their Coins & Paper money category by 3itc0inEntrepreneur (611 pts, 188 comments)
  4. Due to a serious flaw in Android, all users of Android-based wallets must take immediate action. by theymos (531 pts, 241 comments)
  5. Coinbase: First million USD = 0% for cashing out! by sir_talkalot (517 pts, 186 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 1172 pts: shakethatbass's comment in hardleft121 visits Sean's Outpost, or Greg meets Jason. Mighty things are afoot.
  2. 644 pts: MillyBitcoin's comment in I am a time-traveler from the future, here to beg you to stop what you are doing.
  3. 283 pts: vqpas's comment in I am a time-traveler from the future, here to beg you to stop what you are doing.
  4. 273 pts: bitcointip's comment in hardleft121 visits Sean's Outpost, or Greg meets Jason. Mighty things are afoot.
  5. 254 pts: SeansOutpost's comment in hardleft121 visits Sean's Outpost, or Greg meets Jason. Mighty things are afoot.
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Subreddit Stats: bitcoin top posts from 2013-07-04 to 2013-08-03 01:56 PDT

Period: 29.36 days
Submissions % Comments %
Total 1000 27091
Rate (per day) 34.05 850.72
Unique Redditors 635 4416
Upvotes 73437 80.7781151003168% 125121 74.27826819987058%
Downvotes 17475 19.221884899683204% 43328 25.72173180012942%

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 1745 pts, 38 submissions: xezirone
    1. Foodler bitcoin orders growing by 30 percent a month (229 pts, 29 comments)
    2. I walked into a bar and watched as people swapped thousands of dollars for bitcoins (196 pts, 74 comments)
    3. Newlyweds Will Live Only On Bitcoin For Three Months, Starting Today (130 pts, 63 comments)
    4. Bitcoin exchange opens in Hong Kong (117 pts, 13 comments)
    5. Did Thailand really ban Bitcoin? Don’t be so sure (112 pts, 13 comments)
    6. Articles: The Mind-Boggling Implications of a Bitcoin Economy (79 pts, 10 comments)
    7. Afghanistan's first recorded bitcoin transaction (69 pts, 12 comments)
  2. 1350 pts, 22 submissions: IWillNotBiteYourDog
    1. Internet Drug Dealers Are Really Nice Guys (325 pts, 172 comments)
    2. Hand Over Your Dollars! Argentinian Government Issues Pseudo-Currency In Exchange For US Tender (209 pts, 154 comments)
    3. Rogue Employee Fired for Turning Game Network Into Bitcoin Mining Colony (107 pts, 33 comments)
    4. Bitcoin’s greatest value is in the world’s least stable economies (102 pts, 17 comments)
    5. Why Iceland Should Use Bitcoin (73 pts, 22 comments)
    6. How China Spawned a Bitcoin Industry in Three Months (and Why it Might be Doomed) (73 pts, 35 comments)
    7. Arrested suspect denies that DEA-seized bitcoins are his (57 pts, 29 comments)
  3. 1061 pts, 14 submissions: waspoza
    1. 300 Year Old Russian Watch Factory Raketa Accepts Bitcoins (197 pts, 14 comments)
    2. Africa's first Bitcoin wallet launches in Kenya (179 pts, 40 comments)
    3. Venezuelan-owned coupacafe of Palo Alto now accepting bitcoin. Medium latte = 0.048 BTC (140 pts, 19 comments)
    4. Bitstamp bitcoin trading volume overtakes leading exchange Mt. Gox for first time (130 pts, 28 comments)
    5. Why I Accepted Executive Director Position for Bitcoin Foundation (95 pts, 9 comments)
    6. Will bitcoin ever be used for gas pumps, parking meters and pool tables? (75 pts, 29 comments)
    7. Bitcoin just made a giant leap in Africa (57 pts, 6 comments)
  4. 1014 pts, 3 submissions: xrandr
    1. Bitcoin ruled illegal in Thailand (800 pts, 274 comments)
    2. Gavin suggests two-factor protection of wallet files (161 pts, 91 comments)
    3. Bitcoin Foundation's letter to FinCEN against proposed rule it says "could be misinterpreted to suggest that virtual currency transactions in general are inherently suspect" (53 pts, 24 comments)
  5. 868 pts, 16 submissions: bitkeef
    1. Kickstarter pulls “Bitcoin: The Movie” project two weeks after launch (131 pts, 24 comments)
    2. HMRC: UK bitcoin exchanges don’t have to register under money laundering regulations (125 pts, 25 comments)
    3. Bitcoin Foundation forms committees for legal defence and regulation (114 pts, 17 comments)
    4. BTCTurk becomes the first Turkish lira-to-bitcoin exchange (105 pts, 3 comments)
    5. Sweet success for Bees Brothers, world’s youngest Bitcoin entrepreneurs (73 pts, 19 comments)
    6. Two UK Football teams fundraise using bitcoin (71 pts, 15 comments)
    7. Jeff Garzik, one of Bitcoin's core developers, talks about his views on Satoshi Nakamoto and the future of Bitcoin. (64 pts, 14 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. Anenome5 (853 pts, 256 comments)
  2. physalisx (692 pts, 200 comments)
  3. ButterflySammy (685 pts, 232 comments)
  4. SeansOutpost (676 pts, 76 comments)
  5. 17chk4u (669 pts, 133 comments)
  6. hardleft121 (604 pts, 215 comments)
  7. throwaway-o (589 pts, 169 comments)
  8. zeusa1mighty (523 pts, 187 comments)
  9. Julian702 (478 pts, 121 comments)
  10. xrandr (477 pts, 60 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Bitcoin ruled illegal in Thailand by xrandr (800 pts, 274 comments)
  2. In Austin TX this afternoon by r3st0r3 (754 pts, 106 comments)
  3. Bitcoin Owners... by serversidesandwich (729 pts, 98 comments)
  4. Petition to have /bitcoinmarkets on the sidebar here (just upvote to vote) by Pete489Z (648 pts, 310 comments)
  5. Avalon took 150 BTC from me and wont respond by shwag (608 pts, 150 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 240 pts: AlpineWolf's comment in Listen to Bitcoin contains malware!
  2. 214 pts: jewishmother69's comment in Bitcoin ruled illegal in Thailand
  3. 188 pts: ajm__'s comment in Stop freaking out about the price and look at this damn picture. It's a log chart, which is necessary for viewing since bitcoin value has always grown exponentially over the longer term.
  4. 186 pts: thealmightydru's comment in I tried to order a deck of Cards Against Humanity using Bitcoins but was surprised by this negative response. What do you guys think?
  5. 185 pts: sfgayatheist's comment in If you get caught selling Bitcoin hardware on eBay, Paypal will "sever business relationships with you".. read:
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